Students are presented with an international case of an environmental ‘incident’, for example the Bopal, India chemical disaster. Students then research the event and present what they have found in a group discussion. From this discussion students are asked to take on specific roles, for example a member of the community affected, a company spokesperson, and environmental scientist and so on.
The students then attend either a mock court of law or a public enquiry. The lecturer acts as the judge. In a follow up exercise the students then use WOLF and the WOLF forum to compare their case to the real outcomes.